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Notice of Special Public Meeting July 21, 2020

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION

Notice of Special Public Meeting

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

at

Education Center - Board Conference Room
66 Roaring Brook Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Presiding Officer: Victoria Tipp
Pledge of Allegiance: Holly McCall

(a livestream video link was provided)

This meeting will be closed to in-person public attendance.  Governor Cuomo has allowed public bodies including school boards to fulfill their obligations to conduct business in the public eye without permitting in-person attendance by the public, “provided that the public has the ability to view or listen to such proceeding and that such meetings are recorded and later transcribed.”

1.      Call the Meeting to Order at 2:00 pm 

2.      Proposed Executive Session, subject to Board approval, to discuss litigation and matters of health & safety.

3.      Reconvene Special Public Meeting.

4.      Instructional: 

Appointments: Probationary

Ms. Melissa Fulton, Teacher of Elementary, Roaring Brook Elementary School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Elementary Teacher effective September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2024, subject to receipt of composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) proceeding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time.

Ms. Trisha Harrypersad, School Psychologist, Westorchard Elementary School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of School Psychologist effective September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2024, subject to receipt of composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) proceeding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time.

Ms. Naicy Pretill, Teacher of Foreign Language, Horace Greeley High School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Foreign Language effective September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2024, subject to receipt of composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) proceeding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period he or she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time.

5.      Recommended Action:  Other
Use of the Consent Agenda permits the Board of Education to make more effective use of its time by adopting a single motion to cover those relatively routine matters, which are included. Any member of the Board who wishes to discuss individually a particular piece of business on the Consent Agenda may so indicate and that item will be considered and voted on separately, thus preserving the right of all Board members to be heard on any issue. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the following Consent agenda as submitted by the Superintendent of Schools.

5.1    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby authorizes Director of Facilities Joseph Gramando to perform the services of Construction Manager for the on-going construction projects at Horace Greeley High School. and the Chappaqua Library. Such services shall be performed during his regular hours of work and such other pre-approved hours as may be authorized by the Superintendent of Schools for hours worked beyond his workday, paid at his regular hourly rate of pay.  

5.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby accepts the proposal, dated July 20, 2020, from KG+D Architects, PC, as presented to the Board at this meeting, to provide additional services in the nature of construction administration to oversee the completion of the capital projects at Horace Greeley High School and the Chappaqua Public Library, at compensation of $2,500 per week commencing on July 27, 2020 through and including April 1, 2021 for a total of $65,000.00 and authorizes the Board President to sign the proposal letter on behalf of the District.  A copy of the proposal letter is incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

5.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints an independent investigator to be hereinafter designated to investigate Title VI, Title VII and/or Title IX matters, including findings of fact and recommendations, if any, to the Board.

6.      Notice of Future Meetings

Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 7:30 pm
Tax Warrant
Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 10:30 am
Opening Day
Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons

 

7.       Adjournment

Any person who seeks accommodation based upon disability should contact the District Clerk,
Liisa Elsner at 238-7200, x-1002, at least five days prior to the meeting.
Chappaqua Board of Education
Education Center
66 Roaring Brook Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Web: www.ccsd.ws
Email: board@ccsd.ws

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